Decentralisation reforms have rarely bred empowered democratic local authorities. Discretion and accountability relationships depend on the political economy of each country, and historical/colonial legacies.
This presentation by Clara Molera discusses the evolution of policy dialogue within international commitments on aid and development effectiveness. It also presents the scope of policy dialogue and political dialogue, arguing that the borders between the two are often blurred.
The Young Arab Theatre Fund (YATF) announced their new Grants Programs to enable the realization of short-term contemporary arts spaces or projects that are developed by two or more collaborators in the Arab World.
This paper from the United Nations Capital Development Fund provides an overview of lessons learned from the design and implementation of performance-based grant systems (PBGSs) for local governments in 15 developing countries. This paper is particularly valuable for central and local government